MGT 521 Week 4 Discussion: Leadership and Credibility
Discussion Topic for MGT 521 Week 4 Discussion
Post a total of 3 substantive responses over 2 separate days for full participation. This includes your initial post and 2 replies to other students.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Let’s leverage this discussion thread to gather the concepts and content from Ch. 12 and/or 14 that we may need to complete our assignments and that will most benefit us in advancing our careers. Avoid reading word-for-word, and use the following questions and scenarios to guide your inquiry.
Kinicki, A., & Williams, B. K. (2016). Management: A practical introduction (7 ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill Education.
Do not start a new thread. Select one of the following scenarios, develop a response, then post the response as a reply to this discussion starter. Limit your response to 175 to 300 words, demonstrate understanding of and cite the required readings or other credible sources that you apply, and look for opportunities to engage with and learn from others
Identify 2 to 3 ways that Malcolm Price could establish more credibility and demonstrate leadership characteristics to his team.
Scenario 2: Factors that Affect Motivation
Kinicki and Williams, (2016) in Management, Ch. 12 discusses process perspectives of motivation, which are concerned with the thought processes by which people decide how to act. Process theories have three viewpoints: equity theory, expectancy theory, and goal-setting theory.
Read the Wall Street Journal article “At Google, the Science of Working Better.” Click the Proquest link below:
Describe a time that you experienced inequity at your company (or a previous one). Describe what created these feelings of inequity and how you dealt with the situation.
Apply Vroom’s expectancy theory to explain your level of effort in this class.
Using the article “At Google, the Science of Working Better” as your foundation, describe theories of motivation which are demonstrated at Google.
Scenario 3: Leadership and Inspiring Workers to Perform Above and Beyond
Motivation: It is important for managers to understand how to motivate their employees. Kinicki and Williams (2016) in Management, Ch. 12 discusses motivation, which is defined as the psychological processes that arouse and direct people’s goal-directed behavior. The four major perspectives on motivation are need-based, process, job design, and reinforcement
Discuss why it is important for managers to understand how to motivate their employees.
Think back to the favorite job you have ever had. Describe the intrinsic rewards that you enjoyed with that job.
Using the article “Why Wal-Mart’s Minimum Wage Hike Makes Business Sense” as your foundation, critique the decision of Wal-Mart to increase its wages. Explain if you think the strategic move will help or hinder the firm’s bottom line financial results
Scenario 4: Leadership and Inspiration
Many leaders must influence a wide range of groups over which they have no direct authority and the author contends that women on average are just better at this kind of leadership. (Kinicki and Williams, 2016).
Reflect on the traits and leadership style of a male leader and those of a female leader with whom you have worked. Describe the key differences between their approaches to leadership?
Describe a time you saw someone display behaviors that would be consistent with the “dark side” traits of narcissism, Machiavellianism, and/or psychopathy. To what extent did those traits help or hinder the person’s career success?
Using the article “The Trait that Makes Women Great Leaders” as your foundation, discuss the reasons profiled in the article as to why women are better suited to influence a wide range of groups over which they have no direct authority
Kinicki, A. and Williams, B. (2016). Management: A Practical Introduction. 7th ed. New Jersey: McGraw Hill Higher Education.
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